Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-06-24, pretty good boxing match: Joshua Franco vs Kazuto Ioka 2 gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Boxing Fights of 2023).
Ioka vs Franco 2 is scheduled to take place Saturday, June 24th, at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo (Japan), in a 12-round super flyweight (115 lbs, 52.2 kg) bout; it is the main event of the evening and it is valid for the WBA world super-flyweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Joshua Franco record
The Wba super-Flw champion Joshua Franco entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 18-1-3 (8 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.6 super flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Juan Francisco Estrada).
He suffered his only loss when he faced Lucas Emanuel Fernandez Leone in 2018; in his last four bouts he has faced three times Andrew Moloney beating him twice (and one no-contest, Andrew Moloney vs Joshua Franco I, Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney II, Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney III). After this match he has faced Ioka in their first fight but it ended in a draw (Kazuto Ioka vs Joshua Franco I).
Kazuto Ioka record
His opponent, the world champ in four different weight divisions Kazuto Ioka, has an official record of 29-2-1 (15 knockouts) and he entered as the No.3 in the super flyweight division.
He lost to Donnie Nietes in their first match in 2018 (via split decision, Donnie Nietes vs Kazuto Ioka I) but then he has won six consecutive fights defeating Francisco Rodriguez Jr (Kazuto Ioka vs Francisco Rodriguez Jr) and Ryoji Fukunaga in 2021 (Kazuto Ioka vs Ryoji Fukunaga); then he took revenge on Nietes in July 2022 (Kazuto Ioka vs Donnie Nietes 2) and faced Joshua Franco in their first bout but it ended in a draw (Kazuto Ioka vs Joshua Franco I).
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Joshua Franco vs Kazuto Ioka 2 as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Tha bout Franco vs Ioka 2 starts at 1:58:00
Who won Franco vs Ioka 2 fight?
Kazuto Ioka defeated Joshua Franco via unanimous decision. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 116-112.